With  TripAdvisor's  Best Review rating, seven straight excellence awards in a row and entry in their Hall of Fame - Dare To Compare Buller Canyon Jet with any other jet boating in all of New Zealand.  Be amazed with this thrilling white water, action packed adventure on the edge of the Nelson/ Tasman Bays district.

The Buller River becomes flooded once or twice a year, and when in full flood NZ’s largest River pumping out a massive 7,000 cubic meters of water per second.  There are no hydro dams to slow down its path it plunges wild and free 100 miles from the Nelson Lakes National Park to the Tasman Sea.

Combine some serious Chevy V8 powered speed with big spins, white water action, gorgeous mountain scenery, native beech forests, scenic drifts, personal commentary and photo opportunities to make an unbeatable jet boating adventure for the whole family to remember.

Please note our tours only depart during safe river conditions and with our highly trained drivers, strict auditing and huge respect for the river we are proud to be incident free for the whole of our 12 year operating history. Buller Canyon Jet ltd is the only jet boat company permitted to operate on the Buller River so you’ll see it like the first explorers did majestic and unspoiled.


Top 5 reasons why people choose Buller Canyon Jet Boat rides

  • Our jet boats are powered with big Chevy V8 engines pumping water out of the nozzle at 350 litres per second and firing the boat up to high speeds producing amazing control and able to turn in the famous Hamilton jet spins.

  • A reverse bucket when activated drops behind the nozzle and hauls the jet boat up in it's tracks when a quick stop is required or just for fun.

  • Our safety record is unblemished with the jet boats audited by maritime New Zealand inspectors combined with 50 hr ,100 hr and daily checks before any trips go out.

  • Our jet boat drivers are highly trained with safety being their priority so all you need to do is hang on and enjoy the thrills and amazing scenery.

  • Buller Canyon Jet has the exclusive right to show you this pristine part of the Buller Canyon so you will see it the first explorers did magestic and unspoiled .


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